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    • May 12, 2016 9:54 AM EDT

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      Devon Sinsley said:
      And Myrtles tender I think is great for a gas tank. It is unique for sure. But I am wondering how it holds both water and oil. must be a divided tank?

      Yes. You can't really tell from my photos, but go back to the one on top in your post. About 1/4 back from the front of the tender, there are three vertical openings in the side of the tender. That's the air gap between the two tanks; oil in the front, water in the back. (That also tells me that Myrtle is a "kitbashed" loco as well as Anaka. Both locos are Porters, but the tender is a stock Baldwin design. Here's a closer look of #12's tender (the Pineapple Princess)

       

       

      Coincidentally, #12 was built for the Kahului RR Co., and ran on Maui. Without knowing for certain, It's plausible that the tender behind Myrtle could have been a spare tender.

       

      Later,

       

      K

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    • May 12, 2016 11:22 AM EDT
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      I looked for a 2-2-0 locomotive, just out of curiosity.  They existed, but only in British profile, no North American.  I didn't think you'd be interested.  

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    • May 12, 2016 12:09 PM EDT
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      I looked for a 2-2-0 locomotive, just out of curiosity.  They existed, but only in British profile, no North American.  I didn't think you'd be interested.  

      I don't know that I would likely build a 2-2-0 in lieu of other designs but if I were to it would be an American concept design just like I will whenI guild the Garratt someday. Protolancing Steal the design idea and make it your own. I am not above that.

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    • May 12, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
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      The Bachmann Emily would be a good place to start a bash on a one axle drive locomotive.  I know, I'm evil.

       

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    • May 12, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
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      See there is where I draw my personal line. I am not fond of the giant multi-spoke drivers. I appreciate them for what they are but it doesn't speak to me.

       

      I was thinking though that one of the hulks of a 10 wheeler I have could make an interesting starting point for a 1:20.3 single driver set design. It would be a 42" driver with American flare. HMMMM nope to many other things going on.

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    • May 12, 2016 12:45 PM EDT
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      I am thinking something like this

       

       

      Or this could be real fun

       

       

      I really like that idea. An LGB or even a cheap new bright coach and a 10 wheeler. would need a custom boiler or use the front of a ten wheeler boiler and a new fire box. one of the Lil Haulers would be a good platform or even my little Bachamnn Porter that is dying to be something other than what it is.

       

      Squirrel. . .

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at May 12, 2016 12:47 PM EDT
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    • May 12, 2016 1:35 PM EDT
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      Kevin: N-C-O #11 went to the Oahu Railway after the SP purchase of N-C-O.  What happened to that loco?  Could the Myrtle tender be from the old #11?

       

      Scott

      This post was edited by Scott McDonald at May 12, 2016 2:06 PM EDT
    • May 12, 2016 2:03 PM EDT
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      Devon,

      Here's a ten-wheeler chassis with just the driving axle [came from a Xmas set] and the Lehigh Valley #300 that I'd love to make.  I have various coach parts lying around - just haven't had time.

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at May 12, 2016 2:03 PM EDT
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    • May 12, 2016 2:45 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      I am thinking something like this

       

       

      Or this could be real fun

       

       

      I really like that idea. An LGB or even a cheap new bright coach and a 10 wheeler. would need a custom boiler or use the front of a ten wheeler boiler and a new fire box. one of the Lil Haulers would be a good platform or even my little Bachamnn Porter that is dying to be something other than what it is.

       

      Squirrel. . .

      Lost nuts?

      I feel that you are way too conventional, I mean when we go small we get something sporty!

      Give me a pair of goggles and a resolute fireman and I'm good to GO!

       

      Of course I've been hanging on to this gem, but my outside chores and today's going on a hundred weather has made me realize it's time to share. I'll be  lucky to do what's on my plate now!

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      I figger the short funnel is the water hatch for a vertical tank.

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    • May 12, 2016 3:17 PM EDT
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      Pete,

       

      Seem like your ahead of me.

       

      John,

       

      You are always pulling odd stuff out of thin air.

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    • May 12, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
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      I am still waiting for my LGB Olomana.

       

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    • May 12, 2016 5:39 PM EDT
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      It's over in Strasburg...............

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    • May 12, 2016 5:41 PM EDT
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      Ken, yea, but that's the 1:1 model. I am waiting for the LGB 1:rubber scale model.

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    • May 12, 2016 6:11 PM EDT
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      Im waiting for the LGB open air cars, They will go great behind some of my live steamers. 

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    • May 13, 2016 9:12 AM EDT
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      The gold cart "HI-Rail" is extremely cool.  Have this same problem with all small engines.  Too many to enjoy in  one life time.

    • May 13, 2016 12:31 PM EDT
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      hmmmmm, and I do have a golf cart....   hmmmmmmmmm

       

    • May 13, 2016 12:58 PM EDT
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      Damn you, Thornton! Another #[email protected]&! project. (Yes, I ordered one.)

       

       This I have to see when he's done!

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